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Morrab View
Penzance

£1043 - £2561 per week
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Morrab View is an elegant period town house lying within a quiet part of the historic town of Penzance, overlooking the manicured Morrab Gardens with its extensive collection of sub-tropical plants. The sea front and town centre are both within a short walk of this grand family home. Set over five floors, sleeping ten in four bedrooms, two of which are ensuite, there is also a music room, a very well equipped kitchen with all you need to rustle up delicious Cornish fayre, a breakfast room, cloakroom and a grand dining room, which opens up into the sitting room, to create a beautiful space for relaxed dinners and great conversation.

This spacious property binds a classic town house together with modern interiors in a blissful marriage of contraries. The abundance of space means families and friends can relax to their heart’s content, with opportunity for everyone to find their own secret sanctuary within the house. To the front of the property the garden has mature shrubs and flower beds where you can sit and enjoy the Cornish sunshine and to the back of the property there is the benfit of private parking with EV charging point. Summer holidays at Morrab View will be filled with days at the beach, picnics within the grounds of Morrrab Gardens just opposite, and happy memories that will last long after your holiday. On rainy days, indulge in a marathon of board games after a brisk stroll along the nearby promenade, or relax in the music room for a good ol’ sing song, all you'll need is a bottle, or two, of local wine to complete your intimate revelry.

Entrance

via ten granite steps to front door opening into hall, with stairs to ground floor and first floor, doors to:

Music room

piano, three chairs, decorative fireplace.

Bedroom 1

twin beds.

Bedroom 2

two sets of bunk beds.

Family bathroom

bath, separate shower, WC, basin.

Cloakroom

first floor cloakroom with WC, basin.

Kitchen

electric aga with gas burners, boiling water tap, bean to cup coffee machine, dishwasher, larder fridge/freezer with ice maker.

Breakfast room

table, two chairs, two benches.

Dining room

table with ten chairs, arm chair, adjoining doors through to:

Sitting room

two sofas, two chairs, footstool, gas flame effect fire, Apple Smart TV, Blueray DVD, door to hallway with stairs to third floor landing with stairs to games room, and doors to:

Family shower room

walk in shower, WC, basin, decorative fireplace.

Master bedroom

super king bed, decorative fireplace, BT Sport TV, dressing area, basin, views over Morrab Gardens, adjoining door to:

Office

desk, decorative fireplace.

Games room

chill out area with hammock and bean bags, sea views.

Ground floor bedroom

king size bed, sofa.

Ground Floor Shower Room

large rainfall shower, WC, basin.

Utility room

washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer

Boot room

dog beds, door to front garden.

Additional information

access to parking at the rear is via a narrow lane, care to be taken with larger vehicles, at the request of the owner, Morrab View will only accept family bookings, WiFi, up to two dogs welcome, short breaks available.

 
 

Centrally located, generous space, fully stocked kitchen. Terrific.

September 2021

All good at Morrab will be back again

August 2021

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Holidays in Penzance

On a sunny day, St. Michael’s Mount, Mount's Bay and Penzance seafront might be mistaken for the Mediterranean. Sitting in the corner of a sheltered and attractive bay, the town has been a popular resort since the Napoleonic wars when the wealthier English people were cut off from the continent and searched closer to home for fresh air and the newly-discovered benefits of sea-bathing. The temperature in Penzance is always a little warmer than elsewhere; sub-tropical plants grow well in Morrab Gardens and in the gardens on St. Michael’s Mount.

Penzance is great for short breaks out of season and there are many boating trips from the harbour that will take you to explore the West Coast from the sea. Due to its excellent road and rail links, holidays in Penzance offer something for everyone; beaches, rock pools, coastal path walking, National Trust and English Heritage sites, restaurants and galleries.

Penzance has secret treats; if you take the time to explore. For a start it’s a good town for walking. The very best way to see Penzance is by the alleys and walkways, the through-lanes from here to there. Take a day to explore the town this way and you will discover its beautiful parks, its Regency and Georgian architecture.  

Did you know...

Penzance has one of the mildest climates in the UK!

Penzance: 'Montpelier' of Cornwall

The oldest part of town is the quayside at Penzance’s Inner Harbour. The Dry Dock, Quay Street, Battery Rocks. The original promenade was built in 1844.

You can walk Penzance Promenade from Battery Rocks to Wherrytown, where there is one of two Penzance skateparks. From Wherrytown, keep to the seafront across Newlyn Green and you are in Newlyn. In all a 30 minute stroll, depending how long Jnr. wants to spend skateboarding. There is also a proper-job boating pool at Wherrytown for sailing those radio-controlled (and sail-driven) boats that just don’t get anywhere in the bath at home.

The arrival of the railway in 1852 made the ‘Montpelier of England’ (John Betjeman 1964 Shell Guide) even more accessible. 

Many interesting boats visit Mounts Bay, from the surreal floating yacht-hotels to mighty ships like the four-masted windjammer, KruzenshternThere is a Sailing Club and The Mounts Bay Lugger Association which, as its name suggests, celebrates the beauty of the Cornish Lugger, a traditional fishing boat.

Penzance has two harbour-side pubs: The Dock Inn and The Dolphin. The Dolphin is reputedly the first place in Britain where tobacco was smoked and the hanging judge, Judge Jefferies, is reputed to have held court here in the 1700s after the Monmouth Rebellion.

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Places to visit near Penzance

Stay self catering in Penzance and you’re perfectly situated to explore the surrounding towns and villages with their own individual characters. Literally minutes from Penzance is the fishing port of Newlyn whilst a little further on you’ll find the quaint village of Mousehole with its harbourside bistro and community atmosphere. Take a stroll along the coast to Marazion beach or venture in the opposite direction to the beautiful Lamorna Cove. For more ideas, check out our blog post on Days out around Penzance.

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Events

Montol Festival

Each year, the people of Penzance celebrate the Winter solstace with a festival of Cornish tradition, torch processions, and dancing through the streets. It's a truly womderful celebration. 

21st December 2021

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Golowan Festival - Penzance

Golowan Festival is an annual arts event that celebrates local culture and community. This year's events have been toned down, however, elements of the festival will still go ahead to celebrate midsummer. 

 June 2022

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Penzance Literary Festival

Popular with visitors and locals alike, this exciting festival celebrates everything literary, including spoken, written, recited and sung word. Take part in the reading and writing discussions and activities and enjoy the many performances.

6th - 9th July 2022

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Things to do in Penzance

The Jubilee Pool
This beautiful art-deco open-air bathing pool is the UK’s largest seawater lido.  There is also an excellent cafe. The pool opens from the end of May until September.  Even in winter, some hardy year-round swimmers use battery rocks (just north of Jubilee Pool) for their daily dip!

Morrab Garden
A sub-tropical garden with Victorian fountains and a band-stand, which still plays host to concerts in the summer. The Morrab Library sits in the gardens and is an absolute joy.  The photographic archives and collections are wonderful. 

Penlee Park
Full of tress and squirrels, there is a specific dog-free and child-friendly play-park within the park. Penzance Tennis Club abuts the park and Penlee House Art Gallery & Museum (with excellent cafe) sits opposite the Penlee open-air theatre and is home to a large collection of Newlyn School paintings.

Shopping in Penzance
Market Jew Street is the main high street and like all high streets, it is in the process of adapting to new out of town shopping habits. However not all town centres have the beautiful granite terrace and arcade steps, the iron railings; or retain the architecture of previous generations above the modern shop frontages. There are many Georgian and early Victorian facades just above eye-level in Penzance.

Causewayhead leads up from the town centre.  A pedestrianised street, this is Penzance's third main retail street. Half way up is the Savoy cinema, said to be the oldest continually running cinema in the British Isles.

Eating out
Penzance self catering holidays are perfect; Chapel Street leads up from the harbour to the town centre where you will find a range of restaurants and pubs as well as independent shops and houses of historic interest and importance. Lavenders Deli on Alverton Street is perfect for stocking up on treats for your holiday cottage. Check out our blog on places to eat in Marazion for ideas on where to refuel during your self catering holiday in Penzance. Or if you fancy a restaurant with spectacular views, The Bay in Penzance is the place to go. Read more on our blog: Restaurants with the best views in West Cornwall.

What our guests say...

We know how important honest reviews are when it comes to booking your holiday. To help you choose the right property for you, we publish all reviews left by guests who have stayed here in the past, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines. Please bear in mind that some facilities referred to by past guests in reviews can be removed or changed at any time.

Centrally located, generous space, fully stocked kitchen. Terrific.

All good at Morrab will be back again

A beautiful house which is great for an extended family and gives everyone a space to be private as well as a good communal space. Well equipped and comfortable and very convenient for dog owners as next to Morab gardens.

Stayed from 24/7-31/7. Excellent week. The house is very well equipped and the staff at Aspect holidays extremely helpful and friendly. This house definitely keeps you fit. Would recommend

A lovely large house in an excellent location just a few yards from the beautiful Morrab Gardens. Aspects Holidays were attentive and responded quickly to couple of issues we reported. Would recommend to large families seeking a house with plenty of space.

Amazing holiday, gorgeous property, would definitely recommend

Clean, great location, beautiful home, all facilities for a family holiday with a pet. Can walk your dog across the road to Morrab gardens.

Definitely would highly recommend to anyone.

This property is amazing! We loved the welcome gifts when we arrived and the extras were amazing for example, the body boards, wetsuits and bicycles. The property beat our expectations and we didn’t want to leave! It was in a perfect location with a lot of things in walking distance, including the harbour. The gates to Morrab gardens are opposite the house which was very convenient and would be perfect if you were going to take your dogs. The kitchen had every appliance you would ever need and the whole house was just perfect. The parking at the back of the property had space for 2 cars and the outdoor area at the front of the property was lovely to have lunch in with 2 tables, 2 benches and 4 chairs. We would all definitely recommend this property to anyone!

A stylish town house with everything you need.

Lovely comfortable house, fully equipped and beautifully furnished. Very spacious. You can exercise dogs in the park opposite so it was a very convenient choice for dog owners. Useful information about local beaches, with and without dogs. Newlyn nearby has some good spots for eating and drinking. I enjoyed cooking in the kitchen which had every gadget imaginable. Felt like home from home. Very clean. Comfortable beds. Loads of storage space; whole house was very spacious. The front garden is secluded and catches the evening sun. Two generous parking spaces, although access can be tricky via a narrow lane. Our teenagers were impressed with the beach equipment, body boards, toys etc.

Morrab View is an elegant, unique and spacious property ideally placed for the centre of town and near many of the Arts, beach, shopping and garden facilities of West Penwith. Morrab Gardens are opposite and lovely views from all the different floors are a delight. Great to have parking facilities in the centre of town. My guests over Christmas loved it. A friend who is a neighbour of the property is hopeful that no-one causes a disturbance in what is a quiet residential area. I'm sure visitors will be respectful of neighbours in what is an elegant and lovely home.